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Milwaukee Braves

Just finished thumbing through A History of Baseball in 100 Objects, the latest baseball release by Josh Leventhal, author of several other well-produced baseball titles. The objects included herein represent the game since before its “formal” recognized inception in the mid 1800s (and please don’t write about the exact DOB of the game). But the […]

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Baseball Nation has a neat regular feature that I’m only just now starting to pay attention to: the eBay item of the day. Since these seem to fall into the realm of collectibles, they fit on a bookshelf (or in close proximity). Today’s offerings: vintage Milwaukee Braves coasters and a cool wall clock based on […]

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Review roundup, Nov. 2

November 2, 2012

Sorry for the sporadic posts, but still trying to squeeze in a few entries as I can. ♦  The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., posted this review of Bushville Wins. Upshot: “…Klima intersperses interesting details with an obsession to link the team with Miller Brewing, the Milwaukee-based company that helped finance the new enterprise. There were […]

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Review roundup, Sept. 25

September 25, 2012

♦  Baseball de World ran this review of Mike Shropshire’s Seasons in Hell. Upshot: “Overall, the story was a pleasure to read.” ♦  Here’s another review of the new Clint Eastwood project, Trouble with the Curve  (“Predictable”). And one from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (“a by-the-book romantic comedy that has the usual ingredients.”) ♦  A mini-review […]

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National Pastime Radio

July 20, 2012

John Klima discusses his latest book, Bushville Wins!: The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball, on WUWM, Milwaukee’s NPR presence. In the “here’s something you don’t see everyday” department, author Don Spivey wants his biography on Satchel Paige […]

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